Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- The European Commission said it opened an in-depth antitrust investigation in the air-transport industry in Germany and Austria.
The commission, the European Union’s antitrust regulator in Brussels, said it will investigate whether financial arrangements between public authorities and the airports of Saarbrücken, Zweibrücken and Lübeck-Blankensee in Germany and Klagenfurt in Austria, as well as rebates and marketing agreements concluded between these airports and some of the airlines using them, are in line with EU state-aid rules.
The opening of proceedings does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation, the commission said.
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